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Offline DougInDeep

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Fox News finds "disaster survival kit"
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:24:05 PM »
if by "disaster survival kit" you mean a disaster of a firearm a knife and some para cord 

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/26/gear-to-help-survive-first-24-hours-after-disaster-strikes/

"If disaster struck, how would you survive the first 24 hours? 
A new, lightweight, rugged kit contains key tools that would certainly give you an advantage."


$1500 for a taurus judge crkt knife flashlight paracord and firestarter  :o

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Fox News finds "disaster survival kit"
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:24:05 PM »
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Offline masfonos

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Re: Fox News finds "disaster survival kit"
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 06:32:23 PM »
FWIW, Buds has them for $740



Overpriced considering they sell the 3" judge for around $450.

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Re: Fox News finds "disaster survival kit"
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 11:17:47 PM »
...aren't these items most people have handy anyways? Duffel bags are cheaper.

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Re: Fox News finds "disaster survival kit"
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 09:04:46 AM »
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Revolver   Taurus Judge (2-4410039T) Customized by Aim Pro Tactical®   1
Knife   Columbia River Knife & Tool Sting® Survival Knife   1
Flashlight   Brite Strike EPLI Flashlight (220 Lumens)   1
Emergency Signal   Brite Strike APALS (White, Green and Red)   3
Fire Starter Kit   Zippo Outdoors Emergency Fire Starter Kit (Orange)   1
Battery Caddy   Power Pax Slim Line Caddie (fits 6 AA Batteries   )   1
Batteries   Energizer E92 AA Batteries   6
Compass   20 mm Spherical Survival Compass   1
Paracord   550 Survival Paracord Bundle   1
Case   SKB Waterproof/Drop-Proof Survival Case (1209-4 Tan)   1

I don't think you could say that "most people" have this stuff on hand.  I would guess that a pretty small percentage of the general population has this stuff on hand OR knows how to use stuff like a firestarter or compass.  Given the number of people that think carrying a knife is "weird" I doubt it would be accurate to say that most carry one with them.

People that are in to prepping or readiness or camping or firearms probably have this stuff (or better stuff) on hand and know how to pick quality gear and use it.  I don't think this kit is for them.  It's more likely for people that don't know any better, have some disposable income and just want to get something.  I would personally build a different kit.

And duffel bags might be cheaper but they aren't water/rip/impact proof/resistant.  For instance, ammo and batteries don't do you any good if they're wet and none of it does any good if something rips open your bag and everything dumps out all over the place.  SKB makes OK cases.  I have some of their gear but I like Pelican better.

 

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